SJ Himes & Revella Hawthorne
Hello, everyone! Thank you for coming to my website. I hope you find what you’re looking for!
I am an out and proud bisexual unicorn of undecided gender, but I am comfortable with she/her pronouns, and I’m experimenting with they/them. Nonbinary feels sort of accurate but I am thinking genderfluid might be more comfortable. I’m still thinking and feeling my way through things. I do know that my longtime self-applied label of cisgender doesn’t fit, and I’m regretting the years I spent thinking I had to feel like a stranger in my own body in order to be anything but cisgender. Education and self-acceptance have been a long journey for me. If you’re reading this after 9/03/20, congrats! This is my super-lowkey coming out as Not Entirely Cis And Still Exploring What Feels Right.
I love writing paranormal and fantasy, and my occasional forays into contemporary romance have proven to me I hate writing if there’s no magic. I write mainly gay romance, and The Necromancer’s Dance was my very first urban fantasy. I love a book heavy on plot and character evolution and throw in some magic, and that’s perfection. My current series are The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, Scales of Honor, Bred For Love (as Revella Hawthorne), Realms of Love, and The Wolfkin Saga.
I was born and raised in Massachusetts, and most of my books are set in Boston and New England. I write LGBT+ romance books, and yes, everyone is queer. Not a facet of life that I’m going to tire of anytime soon! 😉 Those of us on the Rainbow tend to gravitate to each other, for family and friends and love, and real-life and fiction aren’t that far apart sometimes. I live with my three cats: Wolf and Silfur, and Gingersnaps the Barn Kitty; and we all hide together in the mountains of Maine. I’ve just recently moved back north after three years of living in Tampa and New Orleans, and I can say with complete honesty I will not miss the heat or the bugs.
I also write under my pen name of Revella Hawthorne, and write fanfiction on Fanfiction.net as Revella, for a certain British consulting detective and his army doctor.